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24th Annual Chao Lectureship

The Allen And Lee-Hwa Chao Lectureship in Cancer Research is hosted by the Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Join us for the Allen and Lee-Hwa Chao Lectureship in Cancer Research to explore factors influencing cancer health disparities with John D. Carpten, PhD.

February 21, 2024
Reception (5 pm) & Community lecture (6 pm)

February 22, 2024
Scientific LecturE (10 AM)

Register by February 16, 2024. Both lectures and the reception are free and open to the public.

Closing the Gaps to Achieve Cancer Health Equity:
Factors Influencing Cancer Disparities

Wednesday, February 21, 2024
5 PM (Reception) | 6 PM (Lecture)

The Beckman Center
University of California, Irvine
100 Academy Way, Irvine, CA 92617


The Impact of Population and Tumor
Heterogeneity in Cancer Health Disparities

Thursday, February 22, 2024
10 AM | Lunch to follow

Thorp Conference Center, Gross Hall, 4th Floor
University of California, Irvine
845 Health Sciences Road, Irvine, CA 92697


The Allen and Lee-Hwa Chao Lectureship in Cancer Research was established in 1999 with a gift from Allen Chao and his wife Lee-Hwa Chao. The Chao family has been generous contributors to UC Irvine and the Cancer Center over the years, with three generations of Chaos giving nearly $30 million to the campus. The lecture series provides a forum to share and discuss topics related to cancer research, prevention and treatment. Each year the lectureship hosts an internationally renowned leader in cancer research, who delivers a technical colloquium in addition to a public lecture. Both lectures are free and open to the public. Click here for a list of past speakers.